Almenkerk Wine Estate
Almenkerk Wine Estate - Chardonnay 2015 (89 TSW points)
lmenkerk Wine Estate is a true family Estate. It is owned by the Belgian/Dutch van Almenkerk family and run by Natalie and Joris van Almenkerk.
The Almenkerk Wine Cellar was constructed against the mountainside with wonderful views over the Elgin Valley and the Kogelberg Mountains. The winery consists of the Fermentation Cellar where the wine is made, the maturation cellar where the barrels are maturing the wines, two storage buildings and the tasting centre and offices where the wines are served.
About the wine:
The Almenkerk Chardonnay is tribute to minimalist winemaking; natural settling after pressing, wild yeast fermentation in French barriques, maturing for 10 months on the lees.
In the glass a bright golden color.
On the medium nose aromas of lemon, orange peel with light butter and oak notes.
On the palate dry, mouthfilling with medium acidity, balanced with nice roundness. Flavours of zesty tropical fruit, butterscotch, vanilla and citrus.
Long and persistence finish.